Minifie, P, Van Schaik, J and Wong, Y 2008, SwitchNets, (Creative Work : Design/architecture).

Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title SwitchNets
Author(s) Minifie, P
Van Schaik, J
Wong, Y
Year 2008
Type of work Design/architecture
Outlet (Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture, Beijing Architecture Biennial,Beijing, China
Dates 24 October - 2 November 2008
Medium Architecural designs
Emergence is the study of simple rule-based systems that generate complex phenomena as outcomes. Emergent Architecture applies this methodology to the study of buildings and cities. Relevant questions of this field include whether this methodology can lead to the understanding of aspects of architectural design process, and aspects of city growth and morphology? And: can such a methodology provide a new set of techniques for architecture and urban design?

SwitchNets explores an emergent design methodology that combines the well-known results of cellular automata, but instead of employing it on a grid, the rules-based system is here functioning across a general spatial graph. A secondary interest is in the development of converging series, that is emergence that leads towards a stable rather than continually changing outcome.

An outcome of this ongoing project was selected for exhibition at the 2008 Beijing Biennale of Architecture, curated by Kokkugia and Neil Leach. It was published in the accompanying exhibition catalogue."
Subject Architectural Design
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